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The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 9 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 203 153 137
Rank change year-on-year -50 -16 +64
Permanent jobs citing Games 99 98 96
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.25% 1.76% 1.89%
As % of the General category 1.94% 2.91% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 87 95 88
10th Percentile £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
25th Percentile £53,125 £53,125 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% - -
75th Percentile £83,750 £96,250 £90,000
90th Percentile £93,500 £118,750 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -3.70%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5,098 3,367 3,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 64.41% 60.30% 61.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3,776 2,967 2,720
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £86,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £107,500 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Salary trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Games in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 31 (31.31%) Social Skills
2 28 (28.28%) Advertising
2 28 (28.28%) Agile
3 25 (25.25%) Azure
4 24 (24.24%) Finance
5 21 (21.21%) Scrum
6 20 (20.20%) JIRA
6 20 (20.20%) Line Management
7 18 (18.18%) Blockchain
7 18 (18.18%) Kanban
8 17 (17.17%) Coaching
8 17 (17.17%) Backlog Management
9 16 (16.16%) Product Backlog
9 16 (16.16%) JavaScript
10 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
10 15 (15.15%) Azure DevOps
10 15 (15.15%) DevOps
10 15 (15.15%) Sprint Retrospective
10 15 (15.15%) Sprint Planning
10 15 (15.15%) Presentation Skills
11 14 (14.14%) Technical Debt
11 14 (14.14%) iGaming
11 14 (14.14%) Analytics
11 14 (14.14%) AWS
11 14 (14.14%) SDLC
12 13 (13.13%) HTML5
12 13 (13.13%) Python
12 13 (13.13%) C#
12 13 (13.13%) HTML
12 13 (13.13%) Online Games

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.02%) Confluence
2 1 (1.01%) Apache
2 1 (1.01%) Ethereum
2 1 (1.01%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 25 (25.25%) Azure
2 15 (15.15%) Azure DevOps
3 14 (14.14%) AWS
4 4 (4.04%) Serverless
5 2 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.02%) Google Workspace
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.01%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.01%) Azure Service Bus
6 1 (1.01%) Azure Service Fabric
6 1 (1.01%) GCP
6 1 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) HTTP
2 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.01%) Firewall
3 1 (1.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.01%) Big Data
2 1 (1.01%) Flink
2 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.01%) HBase
2 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (20.20%) JIRA
2 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.05%) Cypress.io
4 4 (4.04%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.04%) Postman
4 4 (4.04%) Selenium
5 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.03%) Maven
6 2 (2.02%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.02%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (2.02%) Protractor
6 2 (2.02%) Valgrind
7 1 (1.01%) CMake
7 1 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.01%) rollup.js
7 1 (1.01%) webpack
General
1 31 (31.31%) Social Skills
2 28 (28.28%) Advertising
3 24 (24.24%) Finance
4 15 (15.15%) Presentation Skills
5 14 (14.14%) iGaming
6 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.05%) Banking
7 4 (4.04%) Manufacturing
7 4 (4.04%) Marketing
7 4 (4.04%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (3.03%) Back Office
8 3 (3.03%) Public Sector
8 3 (3.03%) Retail
9 2 (2.02%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (1.01%) French Language
10 1 (1.01%) Legal
10 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
10 1 (1.01%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (27.27%) Developer
2 16 (16.16%) Scrum Master
3 11 (11.11%) Product Manager
4 9 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.07%) C# Developer
5 7 (7.07%) Games Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Designer
6 6 (6.06%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Consultant
7 5 (5.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (4.04%) Games Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) IT Consultant
8 4 (4.04%) Management Consultant
8 4 (4.04%) QA Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) C++ Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Transformation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.13%) HTML
1 13 (13.13%) HTML5
2 10 (10.10%) .NET
2 10 (10.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 9 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 8 (8.08%) React
5 7 (7.07%) cocos2d
5 7 (7.07%) Vue.js
6 6 (6.06%) REST
7 4 (4.04%) Gherkin
8 3 (3.03%) Sass
8 3 (3.03%) Velocity
9 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.02%) CSS
9 2 (2.02%) Jest
9 2 (2.02%) NgRx
9 2 (2.02%) Node.js
9 2 (2.02%) React Native
9 2 (2.02%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (2.02%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.18%) Blockchain
2 13 (13.13%) Online Games
3 11 (11.11%) User Experience
4 8 (8.08%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (6.06%) Mobile App
6 6 (6.06%) Sports Betting
7 4 (4.04%) Data Centre
8 3 (3.03%) Mobile Games
9 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.01%) Credit Risk
10 1 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (1.01%) NFT
10 1 (1.01%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.03%) Linux
2 2 (2.02%) Windows
3 1 (1.01%) Android
3 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.28%) Agile
2 21 (21.21%) Scrum
3 20 (20.20%) Line Management
4 18 (18.18%) Kanban
5 17 (17.17%) Backlog Management
5 17 (17.17%) Coaching
6 16 (16.16%) Product Backlog
7 15 (15.15%) DevOps
7 15 (15.15%) Sprint Planning
7 15 (15.15%) Sprint Retrospective
8 14 (14.14%) Analytics
8 14 (14.14%) SDLC
8 14 (14.14%) Technical Debt
9 12 (12.12%) OOP
10 11 (11.11%) Test Automation
11 10 (10.10%) Computer Science
12 9 (9.09%) Front End Development
12 9 (9.09%) Machine Learning
13 8 (8.08%) OO
14 7 (7.07%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.16%) JavaScript
2 13 (13.13%) C#
2 13 (13.13%) Python
3 11 (11.11%) Java
4 9 (9.09%) TypeScript
5 8 (8.08%) SQL
6 6 (6.06%) C++
7 4 (4.04%) C
8 2 (2.02%) PHP
8 2 (2.02%) R
8 2 (2.02%) Ruby
9 1 (1.01%) Bash
9 1 (1.01%) Lua
9 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.01%) Perl
9 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.01%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.01%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.13%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) WCAG
3 1 (1.01%) IFRS
3 1 (1.01%) IFRS 9
3 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Grafana
1 1 (1.01%) Kibana
1 1 (1.01%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.06%) Google
3 2 (2.02%) Apple
4 1 (1.01%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle